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Forum’s XLe Spirit ROV Completes Sea Trials

Oct 09, 2019

Forum Subsea Technologies’ latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the XLe Spirit, has completed sea trials in Norway, the manufacturer announced on Wednesday.The vehicle is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs. It is the smallest in the new range…

Subsea IMR Moves Robotic

Oct 02, 2019

Unmanned maritime systems (UMS), especially autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), are no stranger to commercial applications. Survey of the seafloor by AUVs and subsequently unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) is now an accepted practice. UMS technology is moving into new commercial domains…

Equinor to Deploy Subsea Resident Vehicles

Oct 02, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor said it will use the new Hydrone all-electric wireless underwater intervention drone (UID) and remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) technology from Italian services firm Saipem at the Njord Field development…

Ocean Infinity Completes Mohns Ridge Survey

Sep 24, 2019

US-based subsea technology and data company Ocean Infinity said it has compleetd an expedition on the Mohns Ridge in the north-western Norwegian Sea, on behalf of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).NPD had been assigned the task of mapping…

DOF Subsea Upgrades ROV Fleet

Sep 10, 2019

Subsea services provider DOF Subsea has equipped a further three of its Brazilian offshore vessel fleet with hybrid acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda.Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav all-in-one subsea navigation instruments…

Valeport Sensor Technology for Freedom ROV/AUV

Sep 05, 2019

Valeport sensor technology has been selected by Oceaneering International for integration into its subsea Freedom vehicles.  Oceaneering’s next generation hybrid ROV, Freedom, will be fitted with Valeport Bathypack, Altimeter and Hyperion Fluorometer sensors…

iXblue and 2G Robotics Ink MoU

Sep 05, 2019

Technology companies iXblue and 2G Robotics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer a new survey skid for inspection class remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV). This all-in-one integrated skid will deliver high accuracy inspection capabilities on small ROVs…

SMD Introduces New Work Class ROV

Sep 03, 2019

A new work class remotely operated underwater vehicle from SMD introduces electric drive technology to the subsea sector in a modular packageThe new Quantum EV ROV prototype, showcased at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen this week, is equipped with a new 25kW high power electric thrust system…

Sonsub Hydrone-R Launched in Water

Aug 02, 2019

On July 1, Saipem-Sonsub’s Hydrone-R underwater intervention drone was launched in water to start the endurance and qualification tests prior to its commercialization by year’s end.The Hydrone Program is the key workstream of Saipem’s Technology Development Plan within subsea robotics…

Teledyne Marine Opens Vehicles Service Center

Jul 31, 2019

US-based Teledyne Marine said it has opened a Vehicles Service Center at the Teledyne Reson office in Slangerup, Denmark.The expanded facility in Slangerup will support the large number of LBVs, vLBVs, and Z-Boats throughout Europe, the company said…

Lamont Takes Over as ROVOP CEO

Jul 22, 2019

Subsea robotics firm ROVOP announced on Monday that its chairman David Lamont will assume the position of CEO with immediate effect, taking over for Steven Gray who is stepping down after eight years in the role.“I have enjoyed working with…

Saipem Testing Hydrone-R Resident Vehicle

Jul 14, 2019

Italian services firm Saipem said it has started functional testing on its Hydrone-R underwater resident vehicle at Sonsub facilities in Venice.The advanced underwater intervention drone is being launched in water for a comprehensive qualification…

Lukoil Scans for Treasures Ahead of Oil Exploration

Jul 08, 2019

A recent subsea survey project in the Black Sea has scanned for ancient shipwrecks and other archaeological treasures ahead of future oil exploration in the area.UK based services firm James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) said it completed the…

Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

Jul 04, 2019

Kraken Robotics' OceanVision marine technology development project will move forward with conditional approval – and millions in funding – from Canada's Ocean Supercluster.The three-year, $20 million project is being spearheaded by Kraken subsidiary…

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